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Cruise 01 June 1-9 2013 - Page 2

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Richard and Stewart excelled themselves by getting up early to buy delicious goodies from the market including three beautiful crabs (veggies look away now). The dinner of crab linguine washed down with local white wine will surely pass into BB legend – sublime food.

The little port of L’Aberwrach provided a bit of a ‘parking’ challenge, but Brian got us in and out without frightening the neighbouring boats too much, and then we were off on the last leg to Brest. The wind gusted, then fell light, the clouds gathered, and we had to motor the last few miles in a positively tropical downpour.

Brest is HUGE – a naval, commercial, racing and pleasure port, with a very interesting maritime history. We moored BB near an enormous catamaran, skippered by a local racing hero, and met a couple of professional crews delivering boats to exotic destinations for their absent owners. The skipper of one of these state-of-the-art vessels said how much he preferred BB’s sociable and comfortable interior to the yacht he was sailing, and having seen his – I agree!

After another feast in the ‘Crab Hammer’ restaurant (yes – you get a crab and a hammer), we reluctantly left the boat, wishing fair winds to Stewart and his crew, and flew home, salty and happy.

Diana Moore



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